Our company history

Maple-Brown Abbott was established as an investment management firm in 1984 by Robert Maple-Brown (d. 2012) and Chris Abbott. Robert and Chris were colleagues at Rothschild Australia prior to establishing Maple-Brown Abbott. Robert’s value-based investment philosophy started the tradition of value investing in the Australian market. The firm has employed the same value-based philosophy throughout its history and has always been committed to fundamental stock research.

The firm has grown from humble beginnings to be recognised as one of the leading privately owned investment management firms in Australia. The firm has a long and successful performance track record in managing Australian and Asia Pacific ex-Japan equities. It also has proven expertise in managing multi-asset funds across the specialist sectors of REITs, Australian fixed interest and Australian and international equities.

Our founders